GES circle around with Robe
Swedish pop group GES continued a rollercoaster tour with a sold‐out residency at Stockholm’s famous Cirkus venue. A stunning lighting and visual stage design was created by Palle Palmé, based around the architecture of this unique circular‐shaped venue which was also where the tour had originally kicked oﬀ all those months ago after the first Covid restrictions were lifted.
The design featured two truss circles – large and small – and a curved LED screen on an automation system, with anall‐Robe lighting rig in the air. The overhead rig comprised 64 x Robe LEDBeam 150s, 16 x MegaPointes, 17 x BMFL WashBeams, with three RoboSpot systems running six of the BMFL WashBeams – two for each member of GES. The RoboSpot system had also been an important element of the touring lighting system. All of these Robe fixtures, supplied to the Cirkus dates by rental company Musiklagret from Borås, were chosen for their versatility and power, the essential requirements needed to create lots of dynamics and fluidity. All the BMFL WashBeam parameters were run through the grandMA console, so all the RoboSpot operators had to do in this case was concentrate on following their targets. The show’s grandMA2 lighting console operator Edvin Nyström worked on the whole tour.